Explorations Read-Aloud – Maritime Month Edition: Billy Budd
Friday, April 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Every Friday, at 11:00 am, on the library’s YouTube Channel and Facebook Page, the library will stream a brand new recording of local thespian, Joseph Coté reading aloud selections from a wide variety of fascinating and entertaining books of fiction and non-fiction. This is a program to help keep our community connected to books during the pandemic when we are unable to meet in person.
For April 23, Coté will read aloud from Herman Melville’s short novel Billy Budd, Sailor. The book has been called the best short novel ever written. In his brilliantly condensed prose, Herman Melville fashions a legal parable in which reason and intellect prove incapable of preserving innocence in the face of evil. For all those who feel themselves threatened by a hostile and inflexible environment, there is special significance in this haunting story of a handsome sailor who becomes a victim of man’s intransigence.
Thoughts to share? Book ideas to suggest?
Contact Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is part of our April “Maritime Month” series, generously supported by Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn.